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Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
lady -- >> the first lady, michelle obama has been practicing her speech tonight. she is now far more popular than hurrahs been. but she has to spell out why he should stay in the white house. >> for more from the democratic benjamin, let's go to our correspondent, steve kingston and charlotte. polls suggest this election is very close, indeed. what do the democrats have to do this week? >> that is the question on everybody's mind. there is a mixture of excitement and nervousness as they gathered for this convention about which is incidentally, under way. these are live pictures from inside the hall as delegates are about to hear from the mayor of los angeles after taking care of business in the opening half hour of the session. what they have to do is answer the question and mitt romney and paul ryan put to america when they appeared last week. they said, ask yourselves, are you better off now than you were four years ago? the old ronald reagan question. it is a question that advisers have struggled with in talk shows over the weekend. you look at the statistics, the answer is no. th
PBS
Sep 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
bill clinton will make the case for obama's second term. last night first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned personal tribute to her husband. >> a show of sisterhood from democrats. the unmistakable message, we are the party of women, whose votes will outnumber men. give the woman who calls herself america's mum in chief. >> i can honestly say when it comes to his character and convictions and heart, barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with him, because for him success is not about how much money you make. it is about the difference you make in people's lives. >> of the white house he was watching with the couple's daughters. >> democrats are seeing michelle obama as a thoroughly modern woman who has had a career success and raise a family, someone who understands the struggles of the middle class because that is where she comes from. >> the same cannot be said for the romney's family. he is worth $200 million and once joked that his wife owns a couple of cadillacs. ann romney brings her own star power. a survivor of breast cancer, she offers a more traditional a
PBS
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
clinton had to say. bill clinton hit a home run, michelle obama hit a home run. now it's barack obama to carry it forward. he can't get by with a ground ruled double tonight. he these hit a home run. i mean, they've set a bar that is that high. i mean, there have been two exceptional nights, michelle obama and bill clinton. and while david and i were quite admiring of governor christie in tampa, there was nobody at the republican event that established anything to the same standard, i think, that barack obama needs to do. >> ifill: the republican campaign officials told me that the first night with michelle obama was supposed to be about heart and values and the second night was the prosecution and what's tonight supposed to be about with the president? >> i hope it's about the future. it better be. as you say, we know about what's in him, we saw the argument against the republicans, i went back and read the speech this morning and when i was looking for what the future was going to be, there was nothing. there was one sentence. so that better be what this is about. a candidate for of
PBS
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
first lady michelle obama addressing the convention. >> ifill: ray suarez is down there among the delegates where he'll be everyday and every night all week. ray? >> suarez: gwen and judy, the convention, as harry noted, was gaveled into order by debbie wasserman schultz and will turn to official business and housekeeping but now as official t official delegates are making their way into the hall it's well and truly under way with a parade of speakers including the first woman bishop of the african methodist episcopal church, the leader of the international service employees international union, mary kay henry, and the first woman three-star general in the u.s. army, claudia kennedy. it's interesting, they get to make the rebuttal case as the republican had their convention last week but you can already hear a mirror image of america being presented by the speakers of this convention. earlier financial journalists and author andrew tobias spoke of the democrats' support for same-sex marriage, which was widely deplored last week in tampa and earlier one of the secretaries of th
PBS
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
presidential nominee, and that a close election goes to the president. today first lady michelle obama visited a gathering of latino delegates and elected officials. >> all of our ciz deserve opportunity, whether it's passing health reform so families don't go broke because someone gets sick. whether it's helping folks stay in their homes or fighting for the dream act so that all the our children have opportunities worthy of their dreams and their promise. >> suarez: president has won praise from latino officials in removing the threat of deportation for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children-- the so-called dreamers. undocumented young adults carried banners saying, no papers, no fear in sunday's big demonstration at the democratic convention. want to know what de ot' historyheresident gog to be, if he will be helping t communities. >> the national head of college democrats is a mecan american from texas. alejandra salinas says, sure, the dreamers can't vote, but their cause does drive support from latino voters who support the new policy. >> this is a
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